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6/23/12 9:26 P

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we have something called walk fit. a treadmill is set up in front of computer and it is limited so it can't go over 2 mph. i used to get 2 hours a day (4 miles) and now i have 1 hour (walk 2 miles). it is nice that it is part of my work day. i must admit i miss my 2nd hour and the extra 2 miles a day.

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3/31/12 6:58 A

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Another great idea is to sit on one of those blow-up exercise balls instead of a chair. It's very comfortble and you strengthen your core muscles while you work. I keep one in my office but need to get it switched back over in place of my office chair. Keeping a stretchy band to do quick exercises while at work is doable and be sure to walk instead of phone when you need to talk to someone...I can't stand to just sit all day.

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3/5/12 6:39 P

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I am no longer employed. However, when I was employed I never had a standing desk. Great idea though.

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I started gaining serious weight after I got a desk job and started dating my husband, who loved to feed me delicious food! As I continued to gain weight and get more and more sedentary, I kept reading about how sedentary lifestyles were killing people. Since most people sit at their desk all day, it's hard not to be sedentary.

So my boss and a few others in my department have converted their sitting desks into standing desks and they are huge fans of it. I wanted the option to sit if I needed to (my knees can't take it and you're not supposed to stand all day anyways), so I just placed my computer atop a cardboard box and started doing the standing desk thing too.

I haven't lost any weight, but I feel so much better! I have better posture now because I'm not hunched over all day and my tension headaches have decreased. Probably the tension headaches were from my being hunched over all the time anyways. Not only that, because I am already standing, walking over to people to go over things or just to get a drink of water comes more easily now. For the sake of my knees I alternate between standing and sitting.

So far, I highly recommend trying out a standing desk! Anybody else tried this or are interested?

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